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Analysis of involved parties in port water conflicts

Debnath, Ashim Kumar & Chin, Hoong Chor (2007) Analysis of involved parties in port water conflicts. In The 20th KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, 4-5 October 2007, Jeju, South Korea.

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      Abstract

      With increasing rate of shipping traffic, the risk of collisions in busy and congested port waters is expected to rise. However, due to low collision frequencies it is difficult to analyze such risk in a sound statistical manner. This study aims at examining the occurrence of traffic conflicts in order to understand the characteristics of vessels involved in navigational hazards. A binomial logit model was employed to evaluate the association of vessel attributes and the kinematic conditions with conflict severity levels. Results show a positive association for vessels of small gross tonnage, overall vessel length, vessel height and draft with conflict risk. Conflicts involving a pair of dynamic vessels sailing at low speeds also have similar effects.

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      ID Code: 51378
      Item Type: Conference Paper
      Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
      Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MARITIME ENGINEERING (091100)
      Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
      Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 [please consult the authors]
      Deposited On: 04 Jul 2012 08:57
      Last Modified: 06 Sep 2012 02:26

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